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8 Days 7 Nights Tour – 01

8 Days 7 Nights Tour – 01

Common tour

Day 1, Negombo-Pinnawela-Sigiriya
Start at 9.00 am from Negombo to Elephant orphanage. On the way through coconut plantations, Roofing tile factories, Rubber plantations and paddy fields reach the elephant orphanage to see them in the river. At 1.15pm see the feeding of baby elephants and leave the orphanage. Drive through Kurunegala (The town surrounded with 7 rocks and the 5th ancient capital of Sri Lanka) through Dambulla city proceeds to Sigiriya.
Over night stay in Sigiriya.

Day 2, Sigiriya-Anuradhapura
In the morning 8.00am start driving towards Anuradhapura and start the city tour of ancient city (3rd century B.C to 10th century A.D). Visit Sri maha bodhi ( The oldest tree in the world with a written history and it is a sapling from the original tree which gave shelter to Buddha to attained enlightenment), The brazen palace, Ruwanveli seya dagoba (The biggest dagoba in Sri Lanka), Thuparama dagoba (oldest dagoba built in the 3rd century B.C,the right color borne of Buddha is deposited), Lankarama dagoba, Elephant pond, Abhayagiriya monastery complex, World famous Samadhi Buddha statue, Twin ponds, The finest stone carving and the meaning of the Moonstone, The guard stone , Jethavanarama dagoba and museum and Isurumuniya temple (Stone carving of the Sri Lankan Romeo & Juliet). After visiting the city stop for lunch in Anuradhapura and proceed to Mihintale.Visit Mihintale monastery complex built in the 3rd century B.C, (The place where Buddhism was established for the first time in Sri Lanka), Ruins of an Ancient hospital, Refectory hall, Lion pond, Cobra pond, Ambastale, and Mihindu cave and then proceed to Aukana to see the highest Buddha statue in Sri Lanka, in one piece of granite 13 meters in height built in the 5th century A.D. This statue was built by King Datusena while he was building the gigantic reservoir called Kala wewa. After visiting Aukana then proceed to Sigiriya.
Over night stay in Sigiriya.

Day 3, Polonnaruwa-Sigiriya
Start 8:00 am
After breakfast leave guest house to Visit Polonnaruwa ancient city (10th-12th century A.D), Start the city tour from the modern meuseum,parakrama Samudra (Gigantic reservoir made by king Parakrama the great), Statue of king Parakrama, Library shrine, Palace of king Parakramabahu, The council chamber ( ancient parliament), The kumara Pokuna (pond used by royal family with the water flowing system), Shiva temple, Thuparama shrine room and the glittering statues, Atadage,Hetadage, Vatadage, Stone book, Rankoth Vehera, Alahana monastery complex, Gal Vihare (Master piece of stone carving), Thivanka image house, Lotus pond and proceed to Habarana to have an Ayurveda massage or elephant safari in the jungle, as you like. Evening reach to Sigiriya.
Overnight stay in Sigiriya.

Day 4, Sigiriya-Kandy
Start 7:00 am
Early morning Climb Sigiriya rock fortress built in the 5th century A.D by king Kasyapa who was a patricide(Sigiriya Claimed as the 8th wonder in the world), While getting in to the site see the mud moat and the thick brick walls and the moat which was filled with crocodiles and then after the entrance see the water garden, bolder garden, world famous fresco Paintings, Mirror wall, Lion’s paws, The swimming pool which used by royal family and the ruins of the winter palace on top and back to hotel to have breakfast.
After breakfast proceed to Dambulla cave temples (Built by king Walagamba in the 1st century B.C with 22000 square feet’s of ceiling paintings),Then Next to Nalande gedige (Temple built in the geographical Centre of sri lanka), Then in Matale Aluvihare cave temple (Where Buddhism brought into book form in the 1st century B.C. Here still you can see how the Buddhist monks write the doctrine in palm leaves) and proceed to Kandy.
Overnight stay in Kandy.

 

Day 5, Kandy city
Start 9:30 am
Visit Botanical garden (best garden in Asia), Then we leave you in the town to explore Kandy city and in the evening 5:30 pm The Kandyan dance show and the temple of the tooth at 7:15 pm the ceremony time.
Overnight stay in Kandy

Day 6, Kandy – Ella
Start 9:00 am
On the way to hill country plenty of pictures of the tea plantations and ladies picking tea leafs and a visit to a tea factory to see the process, and through Ramboda waterfalls, proceed to Nuwaraeliya. Visit Nuwaraeliya city (so called little England, English planters city), colonial hotels, Race course, Golf links, The post office building, do some walking around the city and leave Nuwaraeliya. Then through Bandarawela proceed to Ella.
Overnight stay in Ella.

Day 7, Ella-Tissamaharama ( Yala safari)
Start 9:00 am
Before leaving Ella ,watch the magnificent view of Ella valley and then Rawana waterfalls and then in Wellawaya stop at manual pottery manufacturer to see how they do the molding by hand and proceed to Tissamaharama. Have a small break before starting the safari.
3:00pm Start from the hotel by jeep to visit the Yala national park.
Overnight stay in Tissamaharama.

Day 8, Tissamaharama- South beach stay
Start 8:00 am
The driver will drive through south coastal road and the guest can decide where to make their beach stay in the recommended beach towns, Tangalle ( Diving/Snorkeling/ Turtles landing)) , Nilwella, Mirissa( Whale watching), Unawatuna( Diving / Snorkeling), Hikkaduwa ( Diving /Snorkeling/ Surfing), Kosgoda( Turtle conservation projects), Induruwa, Bentota( Water sports), Beruwala or back to Negombo.

 

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